October 5, 2016
Nutrition made easy
I am going to keep this article short and sweet.
I am still quite amazed as to why some people still question what is the best approach to take for optimum health,longevity and improved fitness.
Any client I have worked with that has lost significant amount of weight,dropped body fat and overall just changed and bettered their lifestyle has come down to a couple of basic things.
Ciaran Burns a client that I worked with for 1 full year ticked all the boxes above and went from 148kg down to 85kg which equaled a whopping 10 stone.
Cals in V Cals out
You’re looking to drop weight and body fat then firstly you need to consume less calories but how may calories do you actually need?
Go calculate your own calories you need HERE that is all relative to your goal,age,activity level etc.Remember just because a certain plan worked for Mary doesn't necessarily mean the exact path will work for you.It is worth noting anybody looking to loose large amounts of weight can drop numbers on the scale in the early days by just starting to moving more and cutting out the crap in their diet but there soon comes a point where you need to start plugging in numbers.You need to stay patient.You didn't gain weight overnight so it ain't going to shift fast within 2 weeks.You need to be consistent for weeks and months not how many workouts you've done or how many days you've been starving yourself.
Then go look and measure your Macros breakdown.
That's the number of grams of proteins,carbohydrates and fats your going to need.Again this may all seem quite confusing but really is all very easy when you have a calculator HERE that can do the work for you.
From here you dial in your daily recommend calories going by you age,goal,activity level then you get 3-4 % presets of a breakdown of Carb/Protein/Fat
Normally I think 40/30/30 is the best approach but this really is going to depend on the individual from their body type,activity level and overall goal.
Tracking,recording and logging is eventually going to have to come into play.
Perhaps this should be mentioned first as Step 1 before you start plugging in numbers and looking at macros to even buying the odd supplement.Basics need to apply first.
Amazingly enough some people think paleo,weight watchers,slimming world,juicing,detoxes,quick fixes and fat loss pills are the way forward.
All of these may work short term but will only leave you at a dead end over time and back to square one.
Lets start by eating real food,getting rid of the junk food,drink more water,focus on your sleep and generally just start to exercise and move that little bit more.Get all of these dialed in then go looking at calories coming in,macro breakdown and monitoring.
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